What are some good printers with low-cost ink?


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As of January 2016, the Canon Pixma iP4700, the HP Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless and the Kodak ESP 7250 are three good printers with low-cost ink. The printers themselves also have reasonable price tags as each costs $200 or less.

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Costing the user 4.3 cents per page for black and white and 12.2 cents for colored prints, the Canon iP4700 can print up to 6.6 papers per minute. The printer also features a duplexer to help the user conserve paper. The iP4700 is capable of printing at resolutions up to 9,600 by 2,400 dpi, holding 150 sheets in its tray, and it can also handle two-sided printing with A4, A5, B5 and letter-sized papers.

Printing with the Officejet Pro 8000 Wireless by HP costs 2.6 cents per page for black and white and 9.3 cents per page for colored output with the standard ink tank. However, HP also offers high-yield cartridges that reduce the costs to 1.6 cents and 7.2 cents per page, respectively. The printer can hold up to 250 sheets and print at 4,800 by 1,200 dpi. Once the Officejet Pro 8000 warms up, it prints up to 14 black and white and 11 colored papers per minute.

Kodak's ESP 7250 printer costs the user 2.35 cents per page when only using the black cartridge and 6.6 cents per page when using all four cartridges. The high-yield black cartridge by Kodak reduces the black and white price per page to 2.2 cents. The ESP 7250 can print up to 32 black and white and 30 colored pages per minute.

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